Kevin Friend hasn’t had the best of days at St Mary’s today as Liverpool take on Southampton. The referee has been involved in controversy throughout the first half, with a string of strong penalty claims denied.
Southampton were the first to feel aggrieved when Djuricic appeared to be fouled inside the area in the openings exchanges. Some may try and defend Friend, saying the the incident ‘came too early’ for the referee, but nobody has ever been able to successfully explain as to what that actually means.
However, Liverpool have their owns qualms in Raheem Sterling’s strong penalty shout that came shortly before half-time.
Here are the best tweets in reaction to Friend’s refereeing:
BREAKING: Live pictures of Kevin Friend. pic.twitter.com/Bqtds29ITC
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) February 22, 2015
Friend fancies Can. Pass it on.
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) February 22, 2015
More WALLSTONE PELANTIES getting missed than you can shake a stick at http://t.co/KXCHuhtZ7J
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) February 22, 2015
How many gin & tonics can Kevin Friend drink during half time?
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) February 22, 2015
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) February 22, 2015